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Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a...
Jul. 18, 2018

Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and forcing evacuations...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump endorses GOP Rep. Yoder's re-election in Kansas 3rd

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in a Kansas district that Hillary Clinton narrowly carried in 2016. Trump tweeted Wednesday afternoon that Yoder...
Jul. 18, 2018

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: Authorities ID 3 passengers killed in bus crash

ALBUQUERUQE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on deadly New Mexico bus crash (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Authorities say the three people killed in a bus crash on a New...
Jul. 18, 2018

Officer dies after assault by inmate at Minnesota prison

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — A corrections officer died Wednesday after authorities say he was assaulted by an inmate at Minnesota's flagship Stillwater state prison. The death prompted a lockdown at...
Jul. 18, 2018

Pregnant Disney dancer claims gender bias in lawsuit

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and...
Jul. 18, 2018

Japan's Princess Mako sees Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Japan's Princess Mako has visited Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to celebrate 110 years of immigration from her country to Brazil, home...
Jul. 18, 2018

After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders are steering allies away from saying President Donald Trump committed "treason" in Helsinki when he refused to confront Russia's Vladimir Putin on election meddling. House...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: Backer of 3 Californias effort pans court ruling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the ballot measure to divide California in three (all times local): 4 p.m. A venture capitalist who funded an effort to divide California...
Jul. 18, 2018

US Interior watchdog investigating Zinke's role in land deal

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department's internal watchdog has opened an investigation into Secretary Ryan Zinke's involvement in a land deal with the head of an energy services company...
Jul. 18, 2018

Arizona congressman criticized for support of far-right Brit

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona chapter of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights group is condemning a congressman for appearing at a rally in support of a jailed far-right British...
Jul. 18, 2018

Study: Visitors avoid US national parks when pollution rises

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major...
Jul. 18, 2018

Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police released body camera footage Wednesday of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a...
Jul. 18, 2018

Minnesota agency helps 13-year-old keep his hot dog business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 13-year-old entrepreneur, who was reported for operating his hot dog stand without a license, is still in business with the help of the Minnesota Department of...
Jul. 18, 2018

Mexico: Self-defense militia boss cleared of weapons charges

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lawyer for a self-defense movement leader in Mexico is hailing his client's acquittal on charges of illegal weapons possession. Attorney Ignacio Mendoza says the court...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — His toughness with Vladimir Putin in question, President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday he had told the Russian leader face to face to stay out of America's...
Jul. 18, 2018

ACLU attack on Kobach roils Kansas GOP governor primary

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken the unusual step of plunging into a nasty Republican primary for Kansas governor with an explosive flyer attacking conservative...
Jul. 18, 2018

Trump plans to nominate new Census Bureau director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he plans to nominate Steven Dillingham of Virginia to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau for the remainder of a...
Jul. 18, 2018

Djibouti asks UN help to end border dispute with Eritrea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Djibouti is asking U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to help peacefully resolve a border dispute with Eritrea following the recent end to its 20-year border dispute with...
Jul. 18, 2018

'Big Hunk o' Love' for Elvis could connect 2 distant cities

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Mississippi hometown could create a tourism partnership with the German city where he lived while serving in the U.S. Army. Presley was born in...
Jul. 18, 2018

Manhunt underway for suspect in Hawaii police shooting

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Hawaii (AP) — A manhunt is underway for a suspect wanted for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop on Hawaii's Big Island, officials said Wednesday...
Jul. 18, 2018

Man accused in UT student's slaying says he didn't kill her

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her...
Jul. 18, 2018

Outgoing Texas GOP lawmaker calls for Trump's impeachment

DALLAS (AP) — An outgoing Republican legislator in Texas who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump is calling for his impeachment. Dallas state Rep. Jason Villalba used...
Jul. 18, 2018

The Latest: Fire knocks out power to some near Oregon blaze

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A rapidly spreading fire in Oregon has knocked out power to some people...
Jul. 18, 2018

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